Seven passengers are reported to have been killed and several others have been injured when the Delhi-bound train has been relegated to India's eastern state of Bihar, railways officials have said. station, about 50 km (30 miles) from the state capital, Patna, early in the morning, the railways ministry said.
Sixty people were killed last year when a commuter train was traveling at a high speed through a crowd of people on the rail tracks in northern India.
India's state railways, largely built during British colonial rule, have an appalling safety record after decades of underinvestment in infrastructure. The apparent priority has been low for the 23 million passengers who use the network daily.